The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes, Vocabulary List Chapters 22-27

The Storm Runner Vocabulary List

  1. brandish | see definition»

    to wave or shake in a threatening manner

    "Do you see?" Bird said to us, brandishing his arm in front of him.

  2. dread | see definition»

    to fear or dislike greatly

    I didn't have time for this dude's small talk, but I also dreaded having to ask him for anything.

  3. fidget | see definition»

    to move in a restless or nervous way

    Brooks fidgeted with her dress and said, "Happy birthday."

  4. grimace | see definition»

    to twist the face

    Hondo raised a single brow and tried to smile but grimaced instead.

  5. grudging | see definition»

    said, done, or given in an unwilling or doubtful way

    Then she grudgingly handed Bird her present.

  6. leverage | see definition»

    influence or power used to achieve a desired result

    "The twins used their popularity among humans as leverage in a deal with the gods."

  7. lush | see definition»

    covered with a thick growth of healthy plants

    Luckily for us, that spot was a thicket of bushes spread out across a lush green lawn.

  8. mingle | see definition»

    to bring or combine together or with something else

    She didn't seem like the kind of girl who mingled easily.

  9. notoriety | see definition»

    the state of being widely known especially for some bad characteristic

    "To establish their fame, their notoriety," Puke said in a commanding tone.

  10. pallor | see definition»

    paleness of face

    With each second his pallor was getting grayer, and his skin was so translucent I could see the veins underneath.

  11. peculiar | see definition»

    different from the usual : ODD

    By now I'd seen how peculiar magic could be.

  12. perilous | see definition»

    involving possible harm or death : full of danger

    And weakness of the heart or mind, he'd said, is more perilous than any physical weakness.

  13. pseudonym | see definition»

    a name that someone (such as a writer) uses instead of his or her real name

    "If they're so tough, why do they use pseudonyms?"

  14. refute | see definition»

    to say or prove that something is wrong or untrue

    "And to think I was locked away, unable to refute them."

  15. resemble | see definition»

    to be like or similar to

    "You resemble her, you know."

  16. revere | see definition»

    to have great respect for

    "'Jordan and Bird' promised to go on a PR tour, encouraging humans to revere the gods again, to restore balance."

  17. roil | see definition»

    to move in a violent and confused way

    My stomach roiled when my thug found the jaguar jade and motioned for me to hand it over.

  18. vivid | see definition»

    seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed

    This was their story, painted in vivd full color, for all their opponents to see before they walked in.

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